Apologies for duplicate messages.

This is a reminder that the George D. Aiken Lecture Series begins this Thursday, September 29, at 6 pm in Ira Allen Chapel with the talk, "Five Big Questions About the Future," by futurist Atul Dighe.

The overall theme is "Visioning the Future and Vermont," which four keynote speakers will explore. There will also be two showings of the new biographical film on Aiken.

More information about each event, and the link for registration, can be found at <http://learn.uvm.edu/aiken>.

Additional details follow below.

Kristin Peterson-Ishaq
Coordinator, Center for Research on Vermont
        and Vermont Studies Program

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The University of Vermont George D. Aiken Lecture Series is marking its
30th Anniversary.  In celebrating the past 30 years, this year’s theme
of “Visioning the Future and Vermont” will examine the future as we look
ahead another 30 years. 

The goal of the George D. Aiken Lecture Series is to present compelling
information on important public policy and social issues, and to challenge
our communities to take action that will have a lasting impact on the
future of Vermont.  Please be a part of that call to action by joining us
for these lectures.

Important dates:

September 29, 2005     5 Big Questions About the Future with Atul Dighe

October 17, 2005          The Human Face of Globalization with Dr. Jagdish

November 9, 2005        Montpelier premiere of the George D. Aiken
                                documentary film

November 11, 2005      Burlington premiere of the George D. Aiken
                                documentary film

February 15, 2006         The History & Future of Vermont’s Landscape with
                                Jan Albers and Darby Bradley

March 14, 2006              The Future of Healthcare: Health and Wellbeing
                                with Dr. David Satcher, former Surgeon General of the United States

The lectures will be held at the Ira Allen Chapel at 6PM.  All the
lectures are free and open to the public.  Reservations are required in
anticipation of the popularity of these events and can be made online at
http://learn.uvm.edu/aiken or by calling UVM’s Continuing Education at
(800) 639-3210.

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